The rally will begin with a 'Special Super Stage' at the Auckland Domain and include the famous Whaanga Coast stretch near Raglan.
The two New Zealanders stood on top of the podium at the Music City Grand Prix.
Countryman Scott Dixon struggled in qualifying and will start midpack in 14th on the grid.
The 20-year-old will be behind the wheel for AlphaTauri for the practice session.
The defending champion is now 80 points clear of his closest rival in the driver standings.
The Kiwi driver won all three races to move 393 points clear at the top of the championship.
The 20-year-old is now a reserve driver for both Red Bull and Alpha Tauri in Formula One.
The ex-Supercars champion edged the veteran in a battle for third place.
The defending champion now holds a hefty 63-point lead in the drivers standings.